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Gemma Ralph

Year of Call: 2016
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Telephone: 0330 332 2633

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Gemma Ralph is a civil practitioner. She specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence matters and has a particular interest in international and commercial law. She has a busy court practice, regularly appearing in trials and has appeared in a wide range of interim applications and CMCs.

Before coming to the Bar, Gemma spent ten years in Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service where she served overseas and, more recently, as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Legal Researcher. Gemma also spent two years working as the Business Manager to the CEO of Coutts Bank. Given her experience, she is especially interested in international litigation and commercial disputes and is very happy to travel in the UK or abroad on instruction.

Gemma speaks Spanish and is learning French.

Clinical Negligence

Gemma Ralph has begun to receive instructions to advise in clinical negligence claims. She has experience acting for Claimants and NHS Trusts and is keen to develop her practise in this field.

Examples of recent cases include:

  • B v an NHS Trust - Advised Claimant on merits and on expert evidence in relation to a claim for myocardial infarction following treatment.
  • W v an NHS Trust - Advised Claimant on quantum and drafted schedule of damages in fatal accident claim.
  • D v a Local Health Board - Advised Defendant on expert evidence in relation to a claim by a prisoner for psychological and physical injury for alleged delay in treatment, failure to carry out medication review and failure to prescribe medication.
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Academic qualifications

  • MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence
  • BPTC The University of Law


  • Astbury Scholar, Major Award, Middle Temple
  • Middle Temple Young Barristers Association Moot Winner (2017)

Professional bodies

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple